THE WORK OF SHAWN SWISHER
Perception of Form
Gestalt Pavilion exists only through the assembly of dozens of unique parts to define a solid and a void. However, the existence of the pavilion is still only a perception of the human mind, which extracts the delineation of the pavilion through the gestalt principles of proximity, reification, and closure. Externally, the pavilion is perceived as a simple rectangular box, sheathed in a smoky acrylic that hides its interior and distorts the view of its structure. On each side, a single cut begins to puncture the solid box, until a volume has been completely dissected from the mass.
The pavilion focuses on the idea of human sensation of materiality, space, and light, and the underlying relationship between phenomenology and gestalt perception.